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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Radio VIN: TRUUC28N9Y
I was wondering if anyone could save me from having to visit the local Audi dealer for a radio code. This is in a 2000 Audi TT. VIN [...]. Ref #CQ-LA 1611L. Serial #51664. On the top of the radio is another number [...]...
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1986 BMW 325 2.7L poor power VIN: WBAAB5403G
We got this 325 es in for what was simply an oil leak. we replaced the rear main seal, clutch assembly and some shifter bushings. The fuel pump was noisey and customer o.k.'d new pump, pre pump and filter. We noticed that every other time hot or cold the car h...
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD8321P
Vehicle came in with not start. After checking it out found that fuel pump was bad,while replacing pump found gas was also stale. So it must have been sitting for a while. Well replaced pump and cleaned out tank.Now have good fuel pressure,but no injector puls...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant pipe to heater VIN: WBAAM533XY
Hello Guys, this is the story I pressure tested before releasing and checked ok. Customer came back because of a coolant light. Pressure tested again today and checked ok. Let sit for and hour then started pouring from the area where the 2 pipes conect to the...
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2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93453
This m3 was towed in and we had multiple code: all cylinder misfires and random misfire, 079 - signal exhaust gas temp sensor, p1756 - gear cannot be engages, the car was towed in due to smg transmission not engaging into gear, we thought the misfire cause the... Trouble codes: 079 (Signal exhaust gas temp sensor)
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: WBAVB13506
This BMW belongs to my son and has developed a slow oil leak.The entire belly pan was soaked as well as the left side of the engine from the middle down.He was told he needs a valve cover gasket but that is one of the few gaskets that is plain to see is not le...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR52K9V
Hello fellow Iatn members. I have this Buick that keeps popping up a 1406 code. While viewing live data, I see the valve position at idle is at 2% while desired is 0%. I have verified that there is no restriction on the intake side of the valve and no back pre... Trouble codes: P1406 (EGR Pintle Position Circuit Problem)
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1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Instrument Panel VIN: 2GCFK24K2J
Good luck everyone! i have a 1988 chevrolet 2500. The guages fuse (20a) keeps blowing. Heres what happens. When sitting in the shop running or koeo and a good fuse or fuse buddy in it olnly pulls .5a and i turn the steering wheel wiggle all wires etc. When i d...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S93
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on with no real symptoms. Codes P0014 and P1345 were in memory. Clear them and drive it and they come right back. We found the actuator solenoid connector had oil in it so we replaced that and changed the engin oi... Trouble codes: P0014 (p1345-), P1345
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GCGK13U35
Hi every one. The vehicle came to us with Service 4WD message and code C0327-Encoder Motor circuit. Customer has had 6 motors replaced without fixing problem.(go figure) We rebuilt this NVG246 transfer case because the shift shaft had excessive play in it. All...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L left signal VIN: 1GBJK39D86
This truck is eating my lunch!When the truck came in the left front turn signal socket and daytime running light sockets were missing.They apparently got snagged in the owners pasture.I replaced the sockets and moved on to the trailer because some of the light...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Cuts out, Will not rev past 4k VIN: 2C8GP54L41
This one is strange. This van came in from another shop that is doing the work for a used car lot so we have no real history on this vehicle. Under normal conditions the van drives fine, no check engine light, when you accelerate hard like getting on the highw...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Ball joints- upper & lower VIN: 1C3EL46J84
I need to replace the upper and lower ball joints in this 2004 Sebring 4 door sedan. There are aftermarket joints available. I don't see a good procedure for doing these. Has anyone replaced the joints on one of these? Any tips or tricks? Thanks for any help w...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Governor Pressure VIN: 1B7HC16XXW
The vehicle came to us and the owner said it was shifting funny. No check engine light was on but a scan indicated a code P1756 (governor Pressure Not Equal To Target). After verifying the problem and monitoring the datastream of the governor pressure I procee...
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L control head VIN: 2B4GP45GXW
Hey guys, I have a caravan that came in with both the a/c and recirc. lights flashing together. Try to perform calibration but wouldn't pass cool down. The same two lights would still flash together. Made the mistake and turn igntion off during calibration. No...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Shift Point VIN: 3B7KC2669Y
I put in a transmission on this truck because the old one had a problem with it not shifting out of first at all. I dropped the pan and there was a lot of metal shavings in the pan and there was some small chunks of aluminum. The truck came back in two weeks ...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 233HB46R8Y
just changed the engine and when downshift it down shifts hards with a clunck like a ujoint clunk any ideas what and how to fix
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L comp VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
please help checked all wires after car is started can plug in cam sensor and scanner still says no sync.
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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES66S84
Hey everyone.This is my son's car and I've done the basics like checked grounds and feeds-all seem ok.Today he called from work saying the engine would not crank-no noticeable power draw when in crank.We pushed the car up hill to get a little speed to push sta...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
hey guys, have 95 ford f250,7.3 diesel,e40d trans, truck came in shop,wouldn't move,tore trans down, found over drive hub splines stripped,replaced,rebuilt,new clutch plates,rubber etc, now takes off fine , won't shift into 2nd untill you ease off the throttle...
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
ireplaced the speedo gear and test drove car, speed stopped working again after 1.5 miles, circuit tested bad, pulled speedo gear from transmission and spun by hand and got speed on scanner, had a code P0500 in codes list, how often does the drive gear go in t...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FTSW31F71
let it sit over night and first start a.m. it surges and will not accel for about a min. oil and fuel filter is new. has new fuel check-valves in the heads. no codes. only does this once a day and acts like there is air in the system but there is not. any ide...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Rear HVAC Blower VIN: 1FDWE35L92
Have a rear blower motor that works most of the time at initial key-on at any speed, but if put into reverse the blower motor stops and usually does not restart until the key is cycled with the transmission not in reverse. On occasion it takes multiple key cyc...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L security VIN: 2FTPF17Z33
Ok guys this one is driving us nuts! This by-fuel F150 came in with the complaint that at times it wouldnt start and security light flashes they had tried the spare key and it would start with it so they used it. Then they discovered it would mess up with that...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P06
Hello to all This truck has a long crank at times(no start).All pids look ok except i dont have ficm sync when its acting up (says no).sync says yes icp will go up to 1100 psi then come down to about 700 psi .ficm m 47.5 ficm L and v 10.5v. we tried ficm mod,p...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1GKFK66U13
Hello everyone my Customer came in with his 2003 Yukon. the "service ride control light is on. after scanning it with the tech2. has code c0660 exhaust valve circuit malfunction. I found the rear shock leaking and air compressor will not run. This job is very ...
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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Throttle VIN: JNKCV51F25
The valve body comes with a TCM (transmission control module). The valve body was rpelaced to solve a solenoid issue which is now repaired. After the TCM was repalced we now have no throttle response and no codes. If the throttle body is unplugged it will set ...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FA29135
hello all hope you week went good. have a jeep here that we have been messin with for a few months with what the customer says is a lack of power on acc. they say it happens when shifting from second to third, they let out clutch push on gas and engine will no...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Tailgate window
This Landrover Freelander has a tailgate window which I opened and now won't close. I checked the fuses and wiring...all is well. When the window was closed and I opened the tailgate it(the window) opened a short distance, as it should. When the gate was clos...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L oil reset VIN: SALMF15457
Have a 2007 Range Rover HSE 4.4L V8. Changed oil and tried to reset oil service light. Alldata has oil service light reset procedures and I did it step by step and service light doesn't reset. Alldata shows to hold reset button and turn on ignition switch to p...
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2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L Starter VIN: SALFP24N28
Hey im about to put my head through a wall here. I have an 08 land rover LR2 that was towed in for a no start. Customer also stated that the steering column lock message showed in the cluster. Scanned the vehicle With autologic and found no codes (yes a Land r...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Tail Lights VIN: JTHBN30FX2
We have a tail light failure message occuring inside the vehicle. All of the lights are working.we have changed all the bulbs to the factory recommended specifications. We have checked the wiring and cleaned all the connections but the message still occurs.
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1994 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD4612R
Hello, This is a strange one to me so I hope someone has had one like it before. The only time this symptom occurs is when the weather is cold and wet. Like when it snows or we have a freezing rain. The engine turns over fine but won't start. I went to the guy...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hi, customer first called with puddle in driveway.. I went to location to evaluate situation. Found hyd. fluid all over as if it may haved belched out the top. Since original fluid loss. I have not been able to duplicate fluid loss. I am getting pressure to l...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U32
Hi all,first i would like to say i am a gm tech and not familiar with fords. That being said,i have this sable that i believe is the same as a taurus.the code i am having trouble with is p01451 canister vent solenoid circuit.i can command the valve on/off with... Trouble codes: P1451
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE75H83
Rellaced timingbelt and now the idle surges up and down with check eng. Light on. Was fine before. It has alot of power and acellerates perfectly. It has a slight ping in 2nd and 3rd gear. When I unplug the maf it will idle at a solid 1250 without surging. I u... Trouble codes: P0335 (p0340-), P0340
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Fuel pump VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
Great customer and freind Came in with thumping/ vibration noise inside passenger compartment. Noise tended to be intermitant and more noticable at idle. Pinpointed noise to be radiating from fuel pump. Verified noise by running vehicle and removing fuel pump ...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Frt Differential VIN: 1GHDT13W1W
This is the vehicle that my wife drives. She was on her way to work one morning when she called me at home and said I needed to take her on to work. I'll make this shorter. When I went back to the vehicle and tried to move it it chattered and shook the hole fr...
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1957 Porsche 356A 1.6L lifters
Sorry - put my story in the wrong spot. Please see above in related repair history. Richard
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A33
This vehicle has 2 catalytic converters at the manifolds and 1 before the front muffler. 1 air fuel sensor before each front converter and only 1 downstream oxygen sensor after the rear converter. So how are we monitoring cat 1&2? Or is the downstream consider... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalytic converter efficiency bank 1)
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2009 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L Poor Idle Quality
Does anyone know the cylinder positions for a Toyota Landcruiser, Europeon spec V8 Diesel 1VD-FTV engine. IATN website labeled gas due to US doesn't have this application. It's a diesel. Customer brought the car in to set the injector compensation codes of th...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWCR31C75
Hi. Have 2005 VW Beetle 1.9L Diesel. Car came with hard start wnen cold, idle fluctuates, and sometimes when stopping, the car just dies. Has 2 engine codes. 16791-EGR Potentiometer G212 signal too low- intermmitent. 16512- Coolant thermostat valve N214 temper...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2559Y
Hello everyone I hope this one isn't too painful but here it goes... I have a 2000 Volvo V40 with a misfire that happens intermitently after a cold soak. Can't douplicate concern in work bay or on road test to confirm misfire. Performed EEC test and retrieved ...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L air bag light VIN: WAUJT68E92
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INPUTS. THE WIRE CONNECTOR WAS LOOSE AND WE REMOVED AND CHECKED THE PINS AND RECONNECTED, ERASED THE CODE AND TEST DROVE. WE ALSO MOVED THE SEAT MULTIPLE TIMES TO SEE IF THE LIGHT COMES BACK ON BUT NO. THANKS AGAIN.
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L engine VIN: WBADT634X3
1. a thermostat fixed the no heat problem when driving. 2. The transmission converter slip code did not return after the code was cleared. 3. The engine vibration was caused by a cracked flywheel
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: 1G6DM57N03
I got'er done. Thanks for the feedback. The replies were split 50/50 regarding the special tools. I will readily agree that it would have been easier and faster with them, but this can be done by using patience and having a basic understanding of how things wo...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Clock VIN: 1GCHK29U44
MOst replies were that clock setting was saved in the radio and also seen that the battery power feed to the radio also was thepower feed to the ALDL connector , so there was really no way the remote start was causing the problem , cause a remote start is just...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L Instrument panel cluster VIN: 1GNES16S84
Thanks for all the help guys. I did end up putting a meter on the pink wire at the cluster which i think was the ign wire and the voltage was fine when the cluster was actng up. Installed new cluster and everthing seems fine so far. Did have to send vehicle to...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Abs Mod. Ses Light VIN: 1GCHK23266
Victory is mine!! I got this one in the bag. The original ecm was bad after all. I recieved the correct ecm with the right flash in it and my problem went away. The only thing I can figure is that the replacement ecm being programmed for an automatic was looki...
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L fueling vehicle VIN: 3GNFK16337
WELL ITS FIXED. CRAIG IN ILLINOIS SUGGESTED USING BULLETIN 09-06-04-028C. AFTER READING FOUND VENT VALVE WAS FULL OF WATER AND CANISTER FULL OF GAS. GM MAKES A UPDATED VENT VALVE. CHANGED OUT THE VENT VALVE AND DRAINED CANISTER . PUMPED 15.00 IN GAS WITH NO IS...
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1AK15F47
This vehicle is 25 miles from my base of operation. Since my computer flashing business takes me around San Diego this isn't a great concern. When I'm in the area I stop by to try what I have learned. Timothy from Wisconsin had a great idea that I haven't trie... Trouble codes: U1016 (Lost communication with pcm/TCM).
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2L convertible top VIN: 1G1YW3DW4B
In fact my generic scanner Launch X431 is able to connect to soft top module. Fortunately. Watching the live data for the seven top mechanism microswitches it was possible to see that the "top closed" limit switch was always in the "active" mode. Switch wa...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L AC Pressures VIN: 3CF4Y48B62
Thanks For The Help. We Found The Third Service Fitting. For The High Side. When Hooked To This Fitting For High The High Side Pressure Built Up Very High Which Lead Us To Check For The Fan Operation. Fans Work on High but not Low Speeds. Found The Fan Mo...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L vehicle thinks it has side curtain airbags VIN: 2C4GP54L63
Thanks for all the help especially dave william and alvaro absolutely right about hitting page forward in the vin write screen in the drb3 it will take you to another another screen and allow you to rewrite vin. rewrote vin and vehicle is back to normal. I hav...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HR28N31
i would like to thank all that replied to this problem. all of you had alot of experience with this particular problem so that defiantly helped. i noticed that the transmission dip stick had small air bubbles on it. and a few of you mentioned that a bad transm...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
Thanks for all the replies they were very helpful on understanding the operation of the fuel system on a Ford. After some more testing and checking we decided that the problem had to be in the PCM drivers for cyls. 2-3-6-7. So we removed the PCM and sent it i...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP42X8W
Looks like I'm going to have to close this as unfixed at this time. After hours of wiring repair and tracing the ECM went into a melt down. Not sure if damgaged wiring had previously damaged ECM or what. Right now the hard part is searching for a repalcement. ...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all of the helpful replies. In the end I sent this car to the Ford dealer for a PCM which they installed and programmed. The customer has had the car back for over a week and has had no issues. Whether or not the cats and O2 sensors hold up will be ... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0300-), P0300.
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L All Shifts VIN: 1FTWF31Y75
Thanks for the help, the fix ended up being a fairly common problem and I hate to admit a problem we had before but with differant symptoms. The wiring from the transmission to computer had dropped onto the exhaust, burning through the insulation, the crazy th...
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2006 GMC C4500 Topkick C4E042 6.6L abs? VIN: 1GDE4E3266
Yes i finally fixed it, thanks to both of yall who replied. the motor under the hydromax was not getting power due to the relay having burnt contacts. THANK YOU GUYS!!
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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SL 6.6L defaults to neutral
I can't add another update to this post, so I'm going to give a summary of what we have done and where we are now and update the the post when we have a verified fix. We decided to replace the TCM since we couldn't get it to act up after a tap test. The new T...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L starting VIN: KM8JM72D06
Thanks to richard and jeremy you guys hit it bang on. Just waiting for parts to fix fuse box can not get used ine or new only parts from dealer lotsof corroded wiring at fuse box. Thanks again guys iatn site is big help
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P6V
Thanks again for everyones help. Some had said to replace the ECM. Sorry i did`nt make it clearer in my repair history. Instead of saying ECM i said computor was replaced. Thanks so much to Brian [...] for his endless help. We had so many things go bad with ...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3-4shift VIN: 1LNHM86S33
thanks to every one who replied the fix was the ecm bought one sent to ford to program and shifts great .
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Rear Door Lifter VIN: 4JGBB75EX6
BESIDES THE LEAKING HYDRAULIC CYLINDER WE FOUND THAT THE TRAVEL SENSOR WAS BENT. AFTER REPLACING THE SENSOR AND RELEARNING THE SYSTEM EVERYTHING WORKED FINE.
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33412
Cleared codes.Customer decided to trade vehicle in.Codes had not returned by the time she bought new vehicle. Trouble codes: P1787, P1698.
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2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L dash board VIN: 5N1BV28U57
THANKS FOR RESPONDING LIKE A SAID HOOK SCANNER NO CODES BUT I DID NOT GO TO ABS I CHECK ONLY TRANSS DI NOT FIND ANY ANY CODE BUT I STAYED AFTER WORK HOCK UP MY SCANNER AGAIN WENT TO ABS FOUND OUT STEERING ANGLE NEEDED TO BE RESET I RESET IT ...
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1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZR1270X
i repaired a burnt/melted wire from pcm and crank variation relearn. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AJ55F67
Vehicle repaired. Once everyone pointed me in the correct direction, Diagnosis was easy. The code was P0496. Solenoid was stuck open allowing fumes into the Engine during refueling. The solenoid was on back order, but supplier found one. Evidently the back ord...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L popping noise VIN: 4S4WX86C86
Thanks to everyone for their input, it was overwelming...after rechecking all the components over again and talking to the students parents, They had failed to mention that the noise started soon after they had the suv oil sprayed. Upon further investigation m...
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Intermittent VIN: 4S4BRBGC6B
Still waiting from The tech from Subaru. Thanks for all the info we all are in the same frame of mind. I'll email you all once i hear the final outcome.
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L noise VIN: 4TAVL52N0W
Replaced the "metal box" problem gone, something inside loose, did not take it apart as it was a sealed unit
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L transfer case VIN: JTEBU14R35
thanks for the help everyone, this one is fixed. needs a transfer case, tested blue and green wires, have power and ground when trying to go into 4 low but will not actually go. installed used transfer case and all is good. customer will probably never use 4 l...
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